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Where is honesty in the discussion around male suicide?

10 September 2020

5:00 AM

10 September 2020

5:00 AM


Enough excuses. 

Enough avoidance. 

And enough of the pitiful pretence that throwing money at mental health is going to fix the soaring male suicide rate. 

In England and Wales, the male suicide rate has hit a two-decade high.  

Figures are heading in the wrong direction, all around the globe.  

A new report to be released today — World Suicide Prevention Day — claims to list “10 ways male suicide is different from female suicide”. 

One of those the statistics provided in the “suicide snapshot” is men account for 97 per cent of suicides involve firearms (although the figure listed above is 98 per cent, which is rather concerning if this...

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